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VOLUME LXXXIfr-NO. 77.
PRINCE HENRY OF ORLEANS
AND THE COUNT OF TURIN CROSS
SWORDS ON THE FIELD OF HONOR
Italy 's Representative Is the
Victor in a Duel at
FIVE FURIOUS BOUTS FOUGHT
Both Contestants Wounded, but the French
Royalist the More Seriously — Thrusts
of the Rapier Vindicate the Honor
of King Humbert's Army*
PARIS, FRANCE, Aug. 15.— The duel between Prince Henri of
Orleans and the Count of Turin, nephew of King Humbert,
which grew from statements made by the Prince regarding the
conduct of Italian prisoners captured by King Menelek during the re
cent campaign in Abyssinia, took place at 5 o'clock this morning in the
Bois dcs Marechaux, ten miles from Paris. The fight was desperate.
Prince Henri was severely wounded and removed from the field hors
dv combat. The Count was slightly wounded.
The place where the meeting occurred is a favorite dueling ground.
Cynical persons decline even now to regard the affair seriously, and
describe it as a "horrible accident." A majority of Parisians, how
ever, treat it as an international event of the most tragic importance.
The victim is the hero of the hour. Bulletins from his bedside are
read with breathless interest on the boulevards. He has only to ex
press the desire and France will place her destinies in his hands, so at
least the volatile enthusiasm of the crowds which throng the streets
Nothing, indeed, has thrown Paris into such a fever of excitement
since Carnot was assassinated. Many columns of patriotic rhapsody
fill special editions of the Paris newspapers. The story compressed is
about as follows:
The principals realized yesterday that the tremendous public in
terest in the affair forced upon them to choose between a real duel and
exposure to such popular ridicule as to destroy their reputations. Con
ferences between the seconds became more numerous and solemn than
ever. The veil of mystery was wound ostentatiously around every
feature and every punctilio strictly observed.
The principals and seconds alike knew that the eyes of Europe
were upon them, and acted as though the fate of the universe was in
their keeping. It was really supremely ridiculous. All manner of
false reports were industriously circulated, partly to whet the public
curiosity and partly to conceal the time and place of meeting.
It was announced that the fight would not take place on Sunday
owing to religious reasons. This proved a complete ruse, and the
eager populace retired Saturday expecting that the combat would oc
cur Monday. Consequently only privileged confidants were present
when the swords were crossed at sunrise this morning.
Early in the contest Prince Henri's rapier scratched the Count's
right hand, but he did not disarm him. Not long after that the Count
wounded the Prince in the right shoulder. Either of these wounds
would suffice to vindicate honor in an ordinary duel, but merely served
in this case to deepen the passions of the combatants.
Five successive bouts were fought, two at the closest quarters,
each swordsman apparently trying to rush his adversary. The com
bat lasted twenty-six minutes.
Finally a lunge from the. Count pinked the Prince in the abdomen
on the right side, the sword penetrating somewhat deeply. The
wound was severe and effectually prevented more fighting. The com
batants then shook" hands and a physician dressed their wounds. Prince
Henri was removed to his father's residence and immediately put to bed.
It is generally stated that the injury endangers life. The count's
sword missed perforating the intestines by half a centimetre. The
physicians in attendance upon the Prince decline to pronounce upon
the gravity of the wound until forty-eight hours have elapsed. A
large number of persons have visited the residence of the Duke de
Chartres, the Prince's father, and inscribed their names in the visitors'
GREAT ENTHUSIASM IN ITALY.
ROME, ITALY, Aug. 15.— The result of the duel excited great en
thusiasm here. When it became known the Count was the victor
crowds gathered in the streets and wildly cheered him and the army.
The people demanded repeatedly that bands in the public squares play
the royal hymn, which was cheerfully complied with. So great was
the popular pleasure at the outcome of the meeting that a large number
of people decorated their houses with flags. The newspapers issued
special editions, giving everything obtainable concerning the fight.
The authorities feared the crowds might make a demonstration against
the French representatives here and special guards were therefore
mounted at the French Embassy and Consulate.
Congratulatory telegrams have been showered upon the royal
family from all parts of the country and many have been received from
PRINCES FIGHT FIERCELY.
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.Gallant Strung c of the Evenly-
Matched Scions on the Field
PARIS, France. Au-. 15.— absolute
secrecy and numerous precautions ob
The San Francisco Call
served in the arrangements succeeded in
preventing any journalist from witness
ing the duel, hence all accounts are de
rived from the seconds or physicians.
The following is the most interesting story
available, compiled from information so
given .- . J ..,".';.fJ '.„, , * JU -, (
SAN FRANCISCO/MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1897.
The Count of Turin was ready to cross
swords with Prince Henry in Fiance, but
one express condition was tnat not a liv
ing soul besides the principals, seconds
and medical attendant should be present
at the scene of combat. The Count was a
stranger fighting in a foreign land in what
was regarded in; many quarters as an in
ternational quarrel. The affair had at
tracted immense attention, and anything
in the shape of a. demonstration might
lead to trouble. The Italian Prince even
went so far as to declare if any outsiders
were permitted to witness the fight his
seconds would at once stop it, and it
might be resumed in his own country.
With these views Prince Henry entirely
concurred. Hence extreme secrecy was
maintained all along. Some pains, more
over, were taken to put everybody com
pletely off the scent, and by way of
additional precaution the representatives
of the two Princes had quietly selected
several spots, so if any intruder was de
tected at one place the parties might re
pair to another. For this reason the
place to which they would first proceed
was only chosen and the hour for meeting
fixed at the last possible moment. Fur
thermore, in order to foil any one who
might be on the lookout in the neighbor
hood of tbe hotel during the small hours
of the morning, Count Leon tieff removed
for the night to another house, and his
example was followed by M. Mounichon.
Between 3 and 4 o'clock MM.' Leontieff
and Mourrichon proceeded in a landau to
the Bois dcs Marechaux, whither Prince
Henry drove with his medical attend
ants, while the Count 'of Turin went to
the trysting place in company with his
seconds. On arrival it was at once per
ceived to their grea: relief that they
were secure from prying eyes.
Both princes were attired in the garb
which appears to be de rigu ur on such oc
casions. They wore frock coats and tall
hats. There was no picnic air about
them. On the contrary they locked stern
and serious and as if they meant business.
Prince Henry is tall of statnre, and al
though ho is rather of slight build, the
strong, active and energetic life which he
has led has considerably d veloped his
muscles. He is an exnert fencer and on
Saturday spent some time in' practice.
The Count of Turin has also a manly
figure, carries his uniform well and is un
No time was lost arranging prelimi
naries. A glade had been selected,
bounded by lofty trees. It was a conven
ient spot in every respect for the purpose
to which it was to be adapted. It was
exactly 5 o'clock when the duel began.
Henry and Turin, throwing off their
waistcoats, took their positions, bare
headed, facing each other. It was a thrill
ing moment for the seconds, who were to
witness an encounter between the scions
of the houses o: Orleans and Savoy.
Each of the combatants held— the French
Prince in his bare and the Italian in his
gloved hand— a rapier of the pattern most
in vogue in his own country, but each, as
expressly stipulated, was the same length
as the other. The representatives -of
Turin had shown a decided preference for
the cavalry saber, but the seconds of his
adversary had objected to this, and the
rapier had been finally chosen as being
the fairest arm.
The tight was directed by.Count Leon
tieff, and as soon as the word was given
the principals began with a will. There
were in all five encounters, and the vigor
with which the attack was carried on will
be easily understood when it is stated
that several times the duel had to be in
terrupted, as the principals had come to
close quarters. They, in net," assailed
each other with an amount of fire and fury
seldom witnessed on such occasions.
The Count of Turin.
They were well matched. Both were in
capital condition and both expert swords
men. Each felt he was fig ting not only
for himself, but for his country's honor.
Hardly had the rapiers been crossed
when Prince Henry attacked his oppo
nent with the utmost energy, but in a
moment it was Turin who was assuming
the offensive. He thrust with great skill
putting his adversary on his mettle.
Eventually the Count hit .the Prince in
the right breast, whte"-* r brought the first
engageniont to a close. -• The doctors
speedily examined the injury, and agreed
in t pronouncing it so slight, skin only
having been cut, that the Prince was not
impeded in any decree, from resuming
The encounter which followed was car
ried on with even more vigor than the
former one, for the Princes attacked each
other with such energy that they had
presently arrived at close quarters, and
"corpsa-corps" not being recognized or
permitted, they were separated.
The third encounter was very exciting.
There was a sharp struggle at the close, in
which Turin was slightly hurt in the
right hand. Again* were the doctors at
work examining the injury, though the
Italian Prince maintained it was of no
importance, and continually argued with
them that they alow the fight to con
The fourth engagement was even more
vigorouslyconducted than its predecessors.
On both sides the attack was renewed
with an amount of energy which consider
ably impressed the spectators, as they
were making every effort to keep their
anxiety and agitation under control. The
Prince, with gleaming eyes, thrust and
parried with lightning rapidity, and soon
there was a moment of • breathless sus
pense when the point of Prince Henry's
rapier struck the top button of his oppo
nent's trousers, and was turned so that
another weapon had to be substituted.
Had it not been that the button was there
to parry the thrust, Turin must inevitably
have been run through.
The hottest of all was the fifth and final
encounter, bo closely did they press each
other that once more the engagement had
to bo interrupted. Scarcely had it been
resumed when Prince Henry received a
wound which put an end to the-duel. A
thrust from his adversary's rapier fcaught
him in the right side of the abdomen, and
Count Leontieff. who had been directing
the tight with : the utmost impartiality,
brought the encounter to an end.
The Prince's injury was examined by
the doctors, who, without the slightest
hesitation, declared it was too serious to
admit of a renewal of the fight.
AN OFFICIAL REPORT.
Seconds of the Combatants Relate
All the Circumstances of the
PARIS, France, Aug. 15.— The follow
ing official report of the meeting Las been
furnished by the seconds of Prince Henry
and tbe Count of Turin:
"His Royal Highness Prince Victor
Emmanuel of Savoy and Aosta, Count
of Turin, having regarded the publication
of letters of Hi* "Royal Highness Prince
Henry of Orleans in the Figaro as offens
ive to the Italian army, wrote a letter on
July 6 last, demanding a retraction. " The
letter could rot be answered until August
11, the day : Prince Henry arrived in
France. Prince Henry' replied by tele
graph, maintaining his rights as a trav
eler to record his .'experiences.
"The Count of Turin immediately in
formed him of .the departure vof t his rep
resentatives, namely, Colonel Avoguado
di Quinto, commander of the • Forty
eighth brigade of cavalry of the Italian
army, and Colonel Francisco Pallavicino,
commanding the Italian cavalry at
Genoa.,; V-. . "■ ■.'■;,*;"- ..... ' ; - -'"•/>:.
"Prince . Henry .placed .- them imme-
Prince Henry of Orleans.
diately upon their arrival in communica
tion with his : seconds — Count Nicolas
Lpontieff, Governor - General of the
equatorial provinces of . Ethiopa, and
Raoul Mourrichori, his traveling com
panions. At the first meeting an en
counter was regarded as inevitable, and
by common accord the following condi
tions were decided upon: 'Weapons used
to be dueling swords, each combatant to
use that of his own country, but blades to
be of equal .length." Either combatant
may maintain the ground he gains and
each will be allowed a space of fifteen
meters witb which Vto advance or retire.
Each assault will .' last four minutes and
the combat will be resumed in the posi
tions occupied by the combatants and
will only terminate on a decision to that
effect by the' four seconds or on advice of
the doctors when one of the adversaries is
manifestly in a state of inferiority. The
conduct of the meeting will be entrusted
alternately to the two parties, lots being
drawn at commencement* ■
•' "This arrangement was made owing to
the objections of Prince Henry to intrust
the direction of the encounter to a fifth
party. At a meeting on the same day the
Bois dcs Marechaux was chosen for the
encounter and the rendezvous was fixed
for 5 o'clock the next morning."
The report then formally announced
that the meeting was held as arranged
"The combat lasted twenty -six minutes
with five assaults, M. Leontieff and Avo
guado di Quin to being alternately um
"In the first assault Prince Henry was
hit in the right breast, though the weapon
did not penetrate beyond the subcutane
ous cellular tissue. On the report of the
doctors the seconds decided that the com
bat should continue.
"The second assault had to be stopped
owing to the combatants coming to close
quarters. ' In the third assault the Count
of lurin was hit in the back of the right
hand, but the weapon did not penetrate
beyond the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
"In the fourth assault the umpire de
clared that Prince Henry's sword was
bent, and, stopping the engagement, fur
nished his Highness with a new weapon.
"In the fifth assault the combatants
again got in close quarters, and were im
mediately stopped. Prince Henry, in a
counterblow, was hit in the right lower
region of the abdomen, and the umpires
stopped tbe assault The doctors on both
sides examined the wound, and declared
that Prince Henry was thereby rendered
clearly inferior to his antagonist Count
Leon; ie ff and E. Mourrichon proposed
that the combat be stopped. This was
done by common accord.
"After the encounter and while his
wound was being dressed Prince Henry,
raising himself from the ground, held out
his hand to the Count of Turin, at the
same time saying: 'Allow me, Monseig?
neur, to shake hands with you.' The
Count then shook hands with Prince
Henry. The doctors present were MM.
Toupet and Hartmann on behalf of Prince
Henry and Signor Carle on behalf of the
Count of Turin."
It M»y All Depend Upon What the
Italian Government Knew of
ROME, Italy, Aug. 15.— 1t remains to
be seen what the political sequence of the
duel will be. It seems beyond doubt that
the Government was kept entirely in the
dark in regard to the affair, although it
is stated in some quarters it was fully,
aware of what was going on and vainly
tried to prevent the duel. Much depends
on whether King Humbert was cognizant
ot tbe duel.
'■'-' Despite the assertions that his Majesty
acquiesced in the cha.lenge it Is not cer
tain that he did so. It seems that the
Count of Turin, who was treated as a ward
by the King, is a dashing young blood,
very prone to escapades, and his uncle
finds it difficult to control him. It is, de
clared he sent the challenge secretly and
that the King only learned >of •it
when it was too late to prevent its deliv
ery. It is also said the Count, who is a
major of a crack cavalry regiment, <- went
to France without leave from his military
superiors, thus violating the regulations.
If this is true the King, as head of the
army, ought to punish him, i>ut to do so
would be an extremely unpopular pro
ceeding. The Count is a popular favorite,
handsome, lavish with money and prom
inent on the race course and in society.
He is something of a any Lothario, and
now having plucked Prince Henry of his
laurels he will be idolized. :w •*f.i* ■»**-;
HENRY WILL RECOVER.
Destined to Live and Glory Over
the Most Ferocious Duel of
'V-"v . Mod .Tim *s. •,....
PARIS, France, Aug. 15.— 1t is now
stated the Count's weapon entered Prince
Henry's body to* a depth of two centi
meters, but didn't pierce the intestines.
Rest will be absolutely necessary lor his
recovery, out he will probably soon be
himself again. About midnight a bulletin
was issued saying the Prince passed a
very quiet day. No complication is ap
Discussing the duel with a visitor Count
Leon tieff exclaimed, "It was awlu ." An
other witness said both fought like lions.
COULD NOT PREVENT IT.
French ' Authorities Tried In Vain
to Keep the Prncas From
PARIS, France. Aug. 15. 1t now tran
spires that the French Government kept
a careful watch upon the principals and
seconds from the moment of their arrival,
with the idt«a of interfering at a critical
hour. Not only the residences of the
Princes and friends were looked after, but
foresters and others kept an eye on all
the eligible spots where it was presumed
the duel might take pl."ce.
There was a veritable mobilization of
detectives, ann M. Mourrichon received a
Visit from an official of the Ministry of In
terior, who informed him the affair would
not be allowed 'to come of. It never,
however, occurred to the authorities* that
the Prince would elect to fight at such an
absurdly eariy hour. The fact that it did
take place then astonished all the officials
intrusted with the ilu-v ot preventing it
GOLLI TO BE GARROTED.
Canovas' Assassin Tried by a Mili
tary Court-Martial and Con-
victed in i hort Order.
VERGARA, Spain, Aug. 15.— A court,
consisting of lieutenant-colonels and six
captains' of artillery, formed a court
martial here to-^ay aid Tied Golh in
secret. The assassin's statements were all
submitted in writing, he not Peine pres
ent. The sentence of the court will be
withheld till confirmed by the suureme
counsel. of war. It is taken for granted
that he will be sentenced to be garroted.
El) a I.l* X CAHTHIUGE.
A British Shot Cause, Consternation on
• -i Japanese llar.inip.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 15 With tne
British battleship Prince George was exer
cising her crew at "action quarters" in
the, English Channel on Friday alivecart
ridge was accidentally used in one of the
guns instead of a dummy. When the gun
was fired the ball passed between the iun.
nels of the new Japanese warship Fuzi,
lying at Portsmouth, causing consterna
tion among the sailors who were on the
Fuzi's deck. Au inquiry has been ordered
by the Admiralty. .
To Be ' nrried Wednesday.
LONDON, Eng.. Au?. 15.— At *\% Peters,
Easton Square, next Wednesday, George
Thomas Jenkins, eldest son of P. Jenkins
of Wycliffe. St. Leonards-on-Sea, will
marry Mrs. Ella Francis Kellogg Gilroy of
Thur.ow Cottage, Hastings. She is the
only child of C. Whitwood Kellogg of
Thurlow. Park, San Mateo County, ; Cali
Afghan Troop* Joining the Tribesmen.
SIMLA, India, Aug. 15.— British officers
who took;. part in the fighting at Shab
Kadar Fort on Tuesday last declare that
regular troops fought among the tribes
men., The report that the Government
has addressed a ° note of warning to the
Ameer is confirmed.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Prospectors Heading for
the Coffee Creek
NEWS OF A RICH STRIKE
OF PURE GOLD.
Two Men Reported to Have
Taken $6,500 From One
CREIKS AND RAVINES CONTAIN
Active Work to Be Renewed On the
Scene of Operations In
REDDING, Cal., Aug. 15.— Generally
speaking, Sunday is a dull day in Red
ding, but since the gold excitement on
Coffee Creek every day has been one of
hurry and bustle, and this Sabbath has
been one of the liveliest ever witnessed
here. Prospecting outfits, fitting out and
starting out for the new goldfields. have
kept the streets crowded and the people
excited. Not less than half a dozen dif
ferent prospecting parties have departed
to-day for Trinity's Klondike, and as
many more will go to-morrow.
One party, headed by William F. Tacffe
and J. B. Enright, left this evening about
6 o'clock by private conveyance. They
carried with them ample provisions and
several pack animals and go prepared to
do diligent and effectual work. They go
in the interest of San Francisco capitalists
and expect to spend the winter at the new
News of new but smaller strikes reaches
this city almost hourly and with each in
coming report there is a general renewal
of the excitement and interest. This af
ternoon meager news reached Redding of
a rich strike of pure gold in the east fork
of Trinity River, almost directly opposite
Trinity Center. It is said— and the infor
mation is undoubtedly authentic— that
two prospectors, one recently from Ukiah,
Mendocino County, succeeded in tapping
a pocket out of which they have taken
some $6500. At first these men prospected
for quartz and did succeed in finding a
tolerably rich vein of gold-bearing quartz.
While carelessly digging around near
where they discovered their ledge they
ran their picks into what has turned out
be a rich pocket and out of which they ex
pect to take a small-sized fortune.
An old settler of Trinity, who has lived
in the Coffee Creek country for twenty
years and over, was interviewed by a Call
representative to-day. He gave the in
formation that the news thus far published
has been exaggerated very little. He states
that it would not surprise him in the
least if in a few days news would be sent
out of an immensely rich strike right in
the town of Weaverville. Weaveiville is
situated in a basin and the ground is
known to contain gold in good quantities.
Parties digging wells have at various
times encountered free gold, end in all
the creeks and ravines gold can be panned
out at any time. He states that the
Hickory Creek discovery of Murphy and
Burgess was exaggerated j ist a trifle, and
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taken out was $63,000. Numerous other
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